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January 2017

Maine’s Biomass Bailout Will Mean Jobs, But At A Cost

To keep their share of a $13.4 million bailout over the next two years, two Maine biomass plant operators have promised to keep 87 people employed, according to agreement details disclosed for the first time this week. The bailout, which was sought by the logging industry after several paper mill and biomass plant closures, also […]

B.C. Town’s Clean Wood Waste Used As Carbon-Rich Material

What happens to wood waste created by construction, demolition, tossed-out furniture and yard scraps that end up at the Squamish landfill? The Squamish Chief asked the District of Squamish about the process of disposing our wood waste. Clean wood, such as untreated lumber and pallets, dirty wood, such as stained wood or particleboard, and treated […]

2017 Wood Pellet Outlook: Out Of The Woods?

The global wood pellet market has endured a challenging 2016. Acute oversupply in both industrial and heating sectors, combined with relatively warm temperatures and overrunning maintenance issues at Drax have pressured operating rates and led to a record drop in prices. While certain players have taken steps to rebalance the market, fundamentals remain weak moving […]

Trump Pledge To Save Coal Plants Could Benefit Wood Pellet Industry

President Donald Trump could make good on his promise to rescue America’s dying coal industry, with a little help from wood pellets, a Maine-based global expert on pellet fuels is suggesting. Burning a mix of 10 percent wood pellets in coal-fired power plants is common now in Europe. Doing that in the United States could […]

Arizona Awarding Biomass Enterprise Grants

Forests and woodlands across the state of Arizona are in need of market development opportunities to facilitate on‐the‐ground restoration activities. The Arizona Department of Forestry & Fire Management and the USDA Forest Service are committed to advancing the installation of commercially viable wood energy systems in the public and private applications that use woody biomass […]

Enviva Unveils Wood Supply Tracking System

Enviva Holdings, wood pellet giant, recently publicly released the first data from its groundbreaking Track & Trace (T&T) program. T&T is a proprietary system that enables Enviva to track every truckload of wood the company procures from the forest back to its source, providing a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the wood the company […]

Wood Production Growth Driven By Housing, Green Energy Markets

Global production of all major wood products grew for the sixth consecutive year in 2015, while trade in wood products decreased slightly, according to new data published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The increase was mainly boosted by the continuous economic growth in Asia, a recovering housing market in North […]

Woodgrain Millwork Announces $4 Million Pellet Mill

Wood products manufacturer Woodgrain Millwork is building a new $4 million pellet mill at its Lenoir manufacturing site. The company said 15 new full-time jobs will be created. The 15,000-square-foot project, expected to be completed this spring, will manufacture and package wood fiber pellets to be used for animal bedding and fuel products. Woodgrain Millwork […]

Kentucky Plant Produces Electricity, Steam From Wood Waste

Workers at a Kentucky plant are doing more than making doors, molding and stair parts. They’re creating fuel to help power the factory. Cox Interior in Campbellsville has a combined heat and power system that burns wood waste in producing electricity for lights and machines, as well as steam to heat wood-drying kilns, the Lexington […]

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